Originally from Fremantle, Western Australia, Acacia has an extensive educational, work and voluntary portfolio in the human rights sector.
Currently studying a Master of International Development at Melbourne’s La Trobe University, with a focus on researching ethical and sustainable fashion.
While completing a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Social Justice and Indigenous studies at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, Acacia coordinated a range of fundraising and community events, engaging with international not-for-profits, local organisations and community groups.
Acacia was awarded the City of Fremantle’s Premiers Active Citizenship Award in 2013, for her advocacy and fundraising work promoting Fairtrade and ethically produced goods. This work continued through a longstanding volunteer engagement with Fair Trade Freo and when working with ethical fashion label AnjelMS and organic, Fairtrade and sustainable catering company, The Hidden Pantry.